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a lot like the old ideas. republicans unveiled their pledge at a hardwear store in northern virginia. >> we're here today to put forth a new governing agenda. >> reporter: among the top priorities: repealing the obama health care law, rolling back government spending to 2008 levels, and extending the bush tax cuts. >> this is a contract with americans. >> reporter: it's a clear homage to the contract with america which republicans released in 1994, the last time they took over congress. ( cheers and applause ) in a nod to the tea party, a growing force on the right, the pledge is littered with references to the constitution and programs to reduce the federal debt. grateful tea party members even presented the minor leader with a tea pot today. but democrats slammed the pledge, call it recycled rhetoric from the bush years. >> the american people deserve to hear a real plan for moving america forward, not an election-year gimmick filled with hyperbole and tired old failed ideas. >> reporter: even if republicans take control of the house enacting any part of this agenda will be diffic
the east coast. virginia and maryland, you get it friday morning into friday night, and weaken to a category 2 most likely. jersey shore friday night into >>> after seven long years president obama formally ended the u.s. combat operations in iraq last night. during his speech h declared it was time to turn a page and focus on problems back here at home in the u.s. cbs news senior white house correspondent bill plante joins us with more. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the president was speaking last night from the oval office to underscore the gravity of the situation. he framed his announcement as a promise kept. >> i am announcing that the american combat mission in iraq has ended. the iraqi people now have lead responsibility for the security of their current. >> reporter: the president acknowledged that he and form elpresident bush had disagreed about the war, but he did not mention that as a senator he had opposed mr. bush's military surge into iraq. >> no one can doubt president bush's support for our troops or his love of country and commitment to our security
of virginia. good morning governor. >> maggie, nice to be with you. >> the timing of this suspected rahm emanuel announcement is less than ideal. here we are five weeks to election day. just a few weeks ago we heard the president say he expected emanuel to stick it out until after the election. what message do you think this is sending to the electorate if yet another key member bails now? >> maggie, i think folks will understand. i'm going to let rahm emanuel make the decision and make the announcement when he wants to. but if he goes ahead and makes the decision to run for the mayorship of chicago, i think people will understand, it's a very important position and it's one that he's certainly thought about for a long time. and given the timing of that spot being up candidates who want to run for mayor are going to have to declare fairly soon. so i don't expect that that's going to have any impact on the november elections. >> the president's going to be back at the university of wisconsin tonight, hoping to rally the voters. you yourself have admitted this is a
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